UW Information Technology Service Catalog

Services offered by UW-IT to the University of Washington community

UW Shared Web Hosting

Service Description: 

The Web Publishing service provides:

  • a cluster of Web servers to make your information available to browsers
  • storage space for your Web pages
  • the ability to install Web applications like WordPress, Drupal and others
  • optional database services, site access control and other utilities

Your pages will be published and available at one of these URLs:

You can create your Web pages via a variety of desktop Web authoring tools, build pages using text editors, or install Web applications.

Service Options: 
Eligibility: 

UW faculty, UW staff, UW students, UW academic units, UW administrative units

How to Order: 
Availability: 

UW Shared Web Hosting services are available from any Internet connections. Services are set up with a cluster server environment so that small system failures will not cause a service outage. The service is not designed for quick recovery from a major disaster. Occasional downtime is scheduled for periodic upgrade of servers.

Historically our service availability has been 99.9%. However, since the Web Publishing environment is shared, excessive use of the services by one or more users may degrade performance for others.

Price: 

The basic service is included in the Technology Recharge Fee for faculty and staff and is funded by the Student Technology Fee for students.

A basic disk storage allocation of 1 GB is included for faculty, staff, and shared accounts. Students are provided 300 MB of storage.

Additional data storage for faculty and staff and shared accounts is available for a fee. To increase your storage limit, go to the Manage Your NetID Resources page at uwnetid.washington.edu/manage/?disk, where you can enter a budget number and set the amount. The rate is $.35 per GB per month.

UW Blogs Network is available at no additional cost.

URL Forwarding or URL Masking is $50 per URL per year.

Additional Information: 

For information on Web Publishing, see:
washington.edu/itconnect/connect/web-publishing/ and washington.edu/itconnect/connect/web-publishing/shared-hosting/

For information on URL Forwarding and URL Masking, see:
washington.edu/itconnect/connect/web-publishing/shared-hosting/url-forwarding-and-masking

Other customers who have considered this service have also looked at UW Google Apps and Standard Managed Servers services.

Mailing Lists for this service

Service Level Description: 

UW Shared Web Hosting services are designed for continuous access with the exception of scheduled down times, hardware failure, and natural disasters. UW Information Technology responds to queries within 2 business days. Support is limited to ensuring that centrally installed functions and software are operating. Data for storage for students is fixed at 300 MB.

UW-IT provides documentation to help customers use the UW Shared Web Hosting services. Customers provide their own ready-to-publish pages, install them on the servers, and install and operate any custom Web sites. UW-IT customer support is limited to assisting with server operational problems and clarifying documentation. Consulting may be available for a fee.

Support Information: 

Support information on using the servers is at washington.edu/itconnect/connect/web-publishing/shared-hosting

Questions can be sent to the UW Information Technology Service Center.

UW Information Technology Service Center
Front Desk: UW Tower C-3000 (4333 Brooklyn Ave. NE)
Online Help Form: washington.edu/itconnect/help
Email: help@uw.edu
Phone: 206-221-5000
Business Hours: washington.edu/itconnect/help

Customer References: 


Contact for More Information: 

Email help@uw.edu or call 206-221-5000.

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Last Review Date: 
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